Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Psychology is the science of human thought, behaviour and emotion. All that we think, feel and do is a possible topic for psychological study. Psychology applies its knowledge to human activity in order to improve lives and alleviate suffering.

Why Psychology at UNB?

At UNB, we offer a broad spectrum of research areas in psychology, including: human sexuality, depression, feminist perspectives, Autism, women’s studies, internet and gambling addictions, gender and laterality, pain assessment and management, infant and adolescent development, cultural psychology, self-concept and identity, bilingualism and cognitive neuroscience.

Hands-on learning:

  • Experiential learning through in-class exercises and small group tutorials
  • Conduct and analyze innovative experiments in the department research lab
  • Volunteer with community organizations, such as the 24-hour CHIMO helpline.

Skills you will acquire:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Laboratory experience

For more information, see the Department of Psychology.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 3043: Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 3213: Language Development
  • PSYC 3373: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • PSYC 3743: Drugs and Behaviour
  • PSYC 3353: Adult Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3313: Psychological Testing
  • PSYC 3633: Motivation and Emotion


  • Psychologist (requires additional education)
  • Social worker (requires additional education)
  • Art therapist
  • Music therapist
  • Armed Forces
  • Human Resources Coordinator